Sunday, April 19 | 7:00 PM
Directed by Nils Tavernier
France, Belgium | 2014 | 86 min. | French with English subtitles
The story of Boston Marathon participants Dick Hoyt and his cerebral palsy-stricken son, Rick, were the models for this moving film set in picturesque southern France. A determined teenage boy confined to a wheelchair pesters his unemployed father to enter an Ironman contest. After multiple attempts to reach his non-communicative father, the son finally convinces him to start training, and the two begin the grueling training program that reaps unexpected rewards.
Speaker: Dr. Laurie Glader, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital who cares for children with chronic, complex medical conditions. She is the medical director for the Complex
Care Service Outpatient Program and the Cerebral Palsy Program.